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Always #LikeAGirl. Tech for Teachers. Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) EdTech Focus on K-12: IT and Education. WebQuest.Org: Home. SAMR Model Explained for Teachers. Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds.

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers

SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is how the video below shared by Candace M explains the SAMR's four levels: Substitution In a substitution level, teachers or students are only using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different. Augmentation Though it is a different level, but we are still in the substitution mentality but this time with added functionalities. Again using the example of Google docs, instead of only writing a document and having to manually save it and share it with others, Google Docs provides extra services like auto saving, auto syncing, and auto sharing in the cloud. Watch the video to learn more about SAMR.

The Hawn Foundation. I love MindUP!

The Hawn Foundation

It is a way to focus your mind, calm down and reflect on a situation when you need to make a choice. - Tyler G., Seventh Grade Student MindUP™ teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach. Literacy class explores couplets using MindUP and neuroscience as a subject. Dallas, Texas. Indexed - PUBLISHED WEEKDAY MORNINGS AS THE COFFEE BREWS.

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Willis, with her background as a neurologist and classroom teacher, is an authority on brain research regarding learning and the brain and correlations of this research to best teaching practices. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa as the first woman graduate from Williams College, Judy Willis attended UCLA School of Medicine where she was awarded her medical degree. She remained at UCLA and completed a medical residency and neurology residency, including chief residency. She practiced neurology for fifteen years before returning to university to obtain her Teaching Credential and Masters of Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She taught in elementary and middle school for ten years before dedicating her time to giving presentations and conducting workshops for educators and parents nationally and internationally.

Dr. Dr. WEBSITE: www.RADTeach.com Her books include: Willis, J., (2006). Willis, J., (2010). Willis, J., (2009). Willis, J., (2007). Kath Murdoch: Readings & Presentations. Visible Thinking. Core Routines The core routines are a set of seven or so routines that target different types of thinking from across the modules.

Visible Thinking

These routines are easy to get started with and are commonly found in Visible Thinking teachers' toolkits. Try getting started with with one of these routines. What Makes You Say That? Study shows maths experts are 'made, not born' (Medical Xpress)—A new study of the brain of a maths supremo supports Darwin's belief that intellectual excellence is largely due to "zeal and hard work" rather than inherent ability.

Study shows maths experts are 'made, not born'

University of Sussex neuroscientists took fMRI scans of champion 'mental calculator' Yusnier Viera during arithmetical tasks that were either familiar or unfamiliar to him and found that his brain did not behave in an extraordinary or unusual way. The paper, published this week (23 September 2013) in PloS One, provides scientific evidence that some calculation abilities are a matter of practice. From Degrading to De-Grading. March 1999 From Degrading to De-Grading By Alfie Kohn Pour lire cet article en français, cliquer ici.

From Degrading to De-Grading

You can tell a lot about a teacher’s values and personality just by asking how he or she feels about giving grades. Some defend the practice, claiming that grades are necessary to “motivate” students. Frankly, we ought to be worried for these teachers’ students. Education - Province of British Columbia. Learning Theories, Learning Models, Learning Theory Summaries - in Plain English! Design Thinking for Educators. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. You can read a version of this story in Spanish here.

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en español aquí. José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. After school, Paloma would come home and sit with her father in the main room of their cement-and-wood home.

Sergio Juárez Correa was used to teaching that kind of class. He too had grown up beside a garbage dump in Matamoros, and he had become a teacher to help kids learn enough to make something more of their lives. At home in Matamoros, Juárez Correa found himself utterly absorbed by these ideas. What is Genius Hour?